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Man Arrested in Death of Toddler to Remain in Jail

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 24-year-old man arrested in the death of an 18-month-old boy in Sioux Falls will remain in custody on a $1 million bond.

Manegabe Chebea Ally is charged with alternate counts of first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter.

The Argus Leader reports that Ally made his initial court appearance Friday. He heard the charges against him and was advised of his rights through a Swahili interpreter.

Minnehaha County Deputy State’s Attorney Don Hanson asked a judge to require that Ally be held on a $1 million bond. Deputy Public Defender Kenny Jacobs did not make any arguments on the bond amount.

Ally told police the child fell off a bed on Christmas Eve, but doctors said such a fall could not have caused the child’s injuries.

Man Arrested in Death of Sioux Falls Toddler

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